City of Pearland, TX
  • 10-Jul-2017 to 24-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Permits & Inspections
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $22.6855 - $34.0283 DOQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Non-Exempt

The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependents.

Job Summary: Provides review of commercial/residential building plans to insure that design is in compliance with applicable codes. Inspects existing and new commercial buildings and residential dwelling units to determine compliance with city ordinance, plans, and codes.

Essential Functions:
Regular and timely attendance at work.

Review all permits before issuance.

Communicate with the public, contractors, architects, engineers, and others to provide information concerning the various codes that are associated with a development project, i.e., building, plumbing, gas, mechanical, energy and electrical codes.

Issue permits for, and conducts inspection of signs.

Obtain permission from owners and tenants to enter dwellings.

Examine visually all areas to determine compliance with ordinance standards for heating, lighting, ventilating, and plumbing installations.

Measure dwelling units and rooms to determine compliance with ordinance space requirements.

Prepare forms and letters advising property owners and tenants of possible violations and time allowed for correcting deficiencies.

Consult file of violation reports and revisits dwellings at periodic intervals to verify correction of violations by property owners and tenants.

Monitor subcontractors to insure they are properly licensed by the State of Texas.

Explain requirements of housing standards ordinance to property owners, building contractors, and other interested parties.

Serves as "essential personnel" and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any other event the Director of Community Development and/or City Manager deem necessary.

Contributes to team by performing other related duties as assigned.


Education, Experience, and Licenses: 
Associate degree in Building Construction Technology, or equivalent.

Minimum of two years experience in municipal plan review, inspections and code enforcement preferred; or any combination of related experience, skills, and/or knowledge that will provide acceptable proficiency levels as described.

SBCCI or ICC Certification as a Residential/Commercial Plans Examiner is required.
State plumbing Inspectors License, preferred,  or the ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire date.

Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.

Plan review ICC Certifications required or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire date for Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Ability to operate a City vehicle for business use; personal computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, cell phone, pager

Ability to interpret, implement, explain, and enforce codes.

Ability to present a positive image of the City at all times.

Ability to actively listen and demonstrate competence and interest to the general public, citizens, and co-workers.

Ability to communicate effectively with contractors, architects, engineers, and the public.

Ability to operate assigned vehicle.

Ability to understand written instructions, construction codes, ordinances, technical manuals, blue prints, and construction drawings.

Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations for engineering and design problems.

Ability to write reports, logs, permits, memoranda, and plan evaluations.

Knowledge of all applicable building and construction codes including Standard Codes, National Electrical Code, Housing Code, Unsafe Building Abatement Code, NFPA and ANSI standards.

Knowledge of Code of Ordinances relating to building and construction including the Zoning Ordinance.

Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles and practices.

City of Pearland, TX
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